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Spinners Win Twice in Just Over Half a Day

August 10, 2018

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Twelve hours and two victories.

Roughly half a day after a late-night victory, the Lowell Spinners defeated Staten Island again, this time 5-2 in 10 innings on Thursday.

Tyler Dearden continued his hot streak with a go-ahead single in the top of the 10th put Lowell up 2-1. Then Devlin Granberg launched a three-run home run to put the Spinners ahead 5-1.

Kevin Biondic closed the door on the Yankees after giving up an earned run to finish off the afternoon victory.

Staten Island scored first in the opening frame off starting pitcher Yorvin Pantoja. The Venezuelan-born lefty settled in nicely afterward and went on to strike out seven batters over five innings while allowing a trio of hits and walks.

Lowell (28-24) tied the game up in the top of the fifth after Lane Milligan got the inning started with a single. Andre Colon and Alberto Schmidt followed up with singles to load the bases for Xavier LeGrant. Milligan would come in to score on a groundout by LeGrant.

The bullpen locked down the Yankees as Francisco Lopez-Soto and Danny Bethea combined to allow only one hit in four shutout innings while striking out five before heading to extra innings.

On Wednesday, after a one hour and 45-minute rain delay, the Lowell Spinners posted a 3-1 win over Staten Island.

Dearden showed no signs of rust with a solo home run in the top of the first inning. With the blast, Dearden took control of the team lead in home runs with his fourth.

Starting pitcher Taylor Ahearn threw six solid innings on the mound. He claimed five strikeouts, allowed a pair of two hits, and an earned run en route to his third win.

Lane Milligan launched a solo homer.

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